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David Preisler, executive director of the Minnesota Pork Producers Association, speaks to participants in the Minnesota Ag Ambassador Institute Tuesday evening at the Matt and Teresa Widboom farm in rural Worthington. (Julie Buntjer/Daily Globe)

Young leaders of agriculture tour area

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WORTHINGTON -- In its first visit to southwest Minnesota, the Minnesota Ag Ambassador Institute brought 45 young men and women to Jackson and Nobles counties earlier this week to learn tips to better communicate the positive message of agriculture.


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Julie Buntjer
Julie Buntjer joined the Daily Globe newsroom in December 2003, after working more than nine years for weekly newspapers. A native of Worthington and graduate of Worthington High School, then-Worthington Community College and South Dakota State University, she has a bachelor's degree in agriculture journalism. At the Daily Globe, Julie covers the agricultural beat, as well as Nobles County government, watersheds, community news and feature stories. In her spare time, she enjoys needlework (cross-stitch and hardanger embroidery), reading, travel, fishing and spending time with family. Find more of her stories of farm life, family and various other tidbits at
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